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Nanette Kalcik Named to Wichita Business Journal’s Women Leaders List

Wichita, Kan. (August 3, 2021) - The Wichita Business Journal recently named Wichita Partner Nanette Turner Kalcik to its 2021 “Women Who Lead: Legal” list. The monthly series by the publication takes a look at some of the Wichita area's top professionals and spotlights how they became leaders, how they pass on their knowledge to younger women, and who they leaned on for mentorship while rising in the ranks. 

In its profile of Ms. Kalcik, the Wichita Business Journal covered the beginning of her career, serving as a law clerk for Senior U.S. District Judge Wesley E. Brown, where she assisted with all phases of motion practice and trial. Ms. Kalcik considers Judge Brown one of her key mentors and hopes to provide the same guidance to the generations to come. 

Ms. Kalcik discussed her work during the pandemic, noting, “A large portion of my practice is representing businesses and employers, and COVID-19 prompted new laws and regulations, layoffs, and closures. While courts and offices closed, hearings, depositions, and trials shifted to online platforms. Although the format looked different, I was happy to continue to assist my clients through difficult situations.” 

For young women who want to pursue a career in the legal field, Ms. Kalcik’s advice is to “seek out mentors you trust. People may try to make you feel incapable; don’t let them. When you are offered opportunities, take them on boldly. You may not be the most experienced person in the room, but you can make sure you are the most prepared.” 

Ms. Kalcik is a member of Lewis Brisbois’ Labor & Employment and Complex Business & Commercial Litigation Practices. She has extensive experience in nationwide complex litigation and has represented a wide range of clients in commercial litigation, medical malpractice disputes, tort and personal injury actions, oil and gas litigation, employment disputes, class action claims, municipal law, financial services litigation, and consumer and mortgage finance law. She is also experienced in bank and mortgage regulatory compliance, including compliance with and litigation involving the Truth in Lending Act, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Real Estate Settlement and Procedures Act, and Fair Credit Reporting Act. 

Please join us in congratulating Ms. Kalcik on this recognition. Read The Wichita Business Journal’s full interview with Ms. Kalcik here (subscription may be required). 


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